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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Early Marriage

We had Mrembo Programme which had taught us more about how to cope with day to day life skills. During that time, I didn't know more about it but when they came, I knew more about early marriage. I knew that if you are under 18 years, you are not supposed to get married. This is child abuse. In this age we have to be concentrating on education because marriage is not acceptable in our age. They helped me because I didn't know even the problems caused by early marriage, so I knew even that early marriage may lead to dropping out of school, early marriage and even lack of self happiness.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Majengo, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
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social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
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nobody
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people
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